CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Matt Hohenberger (St. Louis, Mo.) became the first player in the history of the MIT men's volleyball program to be named first-team All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. He joins Praveen Pamidimukkala '08, a two-time second-team selection, as the only men's volleyball players to receive All-America honors.
The team leader in kills (365), kills per set (3.26), and hitting percentage (.323), Hohenberger was second on the squad in aces (46) and aces per set (0.41). He also ranked 19th in the country in hitting percentage, 21st in aces per set, and 24th in kills per set. Hohenberger broke the Institute record for career aces with 185, eclipsing the mark of 160 set by Mike Demyttenaere '10. He also set a new standard for kills in a four-set match as his tally of 27 versus Springfield College on April 14 surpassed Dan Roy's '03 total of 26 established against LIU-Southampton in 2003. In the season-finale, Hohenberger registered the 1,000th kill of his career becoming the fifth player in program history to reach this milestone.